Abraham Lincoln Quotes and Sayings

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No man is good enough to govern another man without his consent.

Abraham Lincoln on Politics/ America/ Patriotism

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or to detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.

Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people.

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.

Let us at all times remember that all American citizens are brothers of a common country, and should dwell together in bonds of fraternal feeling.

If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect or esteem.

No man is good enough to govern another man without his consent.

Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history.

The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.

Friends, I agree with you in providence; but I believe in the providence of the most men, the largest purse, and the longest cannon.

Any people anywhere being inclined and having the power have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government, and force a new one that suits them better.

He who molds the public sentiment… makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make.

But in a large since we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract.

A house divided against itself cannot stand.

Among free men there can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet.

A jury too often has at least one member who is more ready to hang the panel than the traitor.

Abraham Lincoln Quotes on God

With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives to see the right, let us finish the work we are in.

The Lord prefers common looking people: thats why he made so many of them.

I am not concerned whether God is on my side or not, but I am concerned whether I am on God’s side.

Abraham Loincoln Quotes on Education

Teach the children so that it will not be necessary to teach the adults.

Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in. That everyone may receive at least a moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance.

The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.

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Abraham Lincoln Sayings about Life and Living

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

I have an irrepressible desire to live till I can be assured that the world is a little better for my having lived in it.

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.

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Other Great Abraham Lincoln Quotes and Sayings

I fear explanations of things explained.

If we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear advantageous comparison with those of any other class.

Knavery and flattery are blood relations.

Force is all conquering, but it’d victories are short lived.

Hypocrite: the man who murdered both his parents… pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.

All that I am or hope to be I owe to my angel mother.

Avoid popularity if you would have peace.

Prosperity is the fruit of labor, property is desirable; it is a positive good in the world.

Suspicions that may be unjust need not be stated.

Tact: the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

It has been my experience that folks that have no vices have very few virtues.

I do not know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.

I have simply tried to do what seemed best each day, as each day came.

The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read.

You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence.

A child is a person who is going to carry on what you have started… the fate of humanity is in his hands.

No matter how many times cat’s fight, there always seems to be enough kittens
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. 

I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.

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